About Born at the Right Time

Born at the Right Time was launched in 2015 after the publication of The Skies I’m Under. We work towards #bridgingthegap through a passion for communication, co-production, community and facing life’s challenges.

Communication and Co-production

We aim to bridge the gap between principles and practice, policy and provision. We are dedicated to effective communication founded on mutual respect, understanding and kindness. We want to bridge the gap between political rhetoric and the reality for families of children with complex needs. When we are #BridgingtheGap between professionals and parents isolation is reduced, engagement increased and outcomes improved.


Born at the Right Time wants to bring people together as we pursue bridging the gap between families and the whole community. We are particularly passionate about developing community based on value not pity.  Where every person is recognised for their inherent worth as a created being with purpose and love. We celebrate interdependence above independence.


Through authenticity and vulnerability Born at the Right Time is bridging the gap between faith, values and reality. We see the importance of presenting our true selves whilst recognising we are all shattered, disabled and entirely whole. We believe holding seemingly opposing emotions creates the priceless mosaic of life.

Passionate about postural Care

Whether it is the early years of a child with unfolding complex needs, or the final years of an older person’s life, good postural care protects body shape, ensures safety and reduces pain. Understanding the principles of good postural care equips families and carers to provide excellent standards of care for those with limited movement and at risk of body shape changes.

About Rachel

I’m married to Tim and we live in Southend with our three sons.

I’m pretty sure I spend most of my life moving discarded objects back to where they belong. I’m a qualified nurse, award winning blogger, international speaker, specialist trainer and unqualified mum of three sons, one of whom has severe disabilities and life-limiting epilepsy. In 2015 I founded Born at the Right Time which is #bridgingthegap between families like mine and those who support them. 

To the surprise of my GCSE English teacher and me, my first book, The Skies I’m Underwas published four years ago, followed by a 40 day book of reflections, Shattered in the spring of 2019 (written with my husband Tim). I think an enjoyable evening includes a romantic comedy and a glass of gin with lots of ice. Occasionally, I go for a run to counteract my love of salt and vinegar crisps. Despite my guilt, I get a lot of help because sadly, I’m not Superwoman. I’m passionate about #bridgingthegap which includes bringing a faith perspective to life’s brokenness.

About Tim

My husband, Tim, has many friends who are trees, although he talks to real people too. He is a thinker, worker, drummer, husband, part-time GP and full-time dad to our three boys. He co-authored our book, Shattered: God’s view through life’s broken windows. He tends to stop to look closely at small things on his way, despite being pathologically averse to arriving late. He loves peanut butter and liquorish but not necessarily at the same time. Tim feels most at home and closest to God when managing a small woodland in Kent.